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Best buy graphics card for Asus P5kpl-vm (IntelG31)

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September 20, 2012 5:51:58 PM

I need a good gaming nvidia graphics card for my motherboard
Asus P5kPL-vm (intel g31 chipset) at below 60-70$
I am currently using Sapphire HD 5450 1GB
which is really bad for gaming.. I have to play at lowest resulation in my 15 inch monitor. still it cant handle the newer games.
like ghost recon future soldier.
I want to play all the newer games in my 15 inch monitor.
later on I will change my whole system. now I just want to buy a card at cheap price and play games .

my computers specifications are:
Intel Core 2 duo E4500 @ 2.2 GHz
Asus P5kPL-vm (intel g31 chipset) [ PCIe 2.0 x16slot]
Ram 3GB DDR2
15 inch CRT monitor


I dont want to buy any ATI card. please suggest me only Nvidia.
September 20, 2012 6:00:06 PM

First of all why not ati ?
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September 20, 2012 6:01:53 PM

60-70 isnt going to get you much of an upgrade
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September 20, 2012 6:28:17 PM

bcoz I hate my ATI 5450
and my motherboard nvidia suits best ..
maybe i will go for GT 520 DDR3 2GB
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September 20, 2012 6:32:19 PM

dhonphon said:
bcoz I hate my ATI 5450
and my motherboard nvidia suits best ..
maybe i will go for GT 520 DDR3 2GB

That's not a valid reason.
And how does your motherboard suits nvida ?
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September 20, 2012 6:35:33 PM

A 5450 basically sucks for any type of gaming.

Also, a GT520 will perform about the same as your 5450. So why waste your money on something that is no better?

As mubin suggested, the 6670 is the best card for $65 and there is a $15 rebate.

Here is a video of what the card that mubin suggested is capable of doing in bf3.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJkMzKuD9O8
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September 20, 2012 6:36:20 PM

my motherboard is asus previously i used nvidia 8600 gt and it worked perfectly
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September 20, 2012 6:47:15 PM

asus doesnt care what manufacturer of GPU u use.
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September 20, 2012 6:52:15 PM

Because 8600gt is better than 5450
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September 20, 2012 7:11:08 PM

dhonphon said:
bcoz I hate my ATI 5450
and my motherboard nvidia suits best ..
maybe i will go for GT 520 DDR3 2GB


5450 is the slowest card in ati 5000 series. Ever tried with 5770 or better in your system?

8600gt is more powerful than 5450 which is similar nvidia 8400gs. Nvidia 8400gs is as slow as 5450. So no need to hate Ati.

Buy a decent ati card and you will be fine.
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September 20, 2012 7:14:07 PM

thank you so much . now i understood. ok then i will go for HD 6670 :) 
just want to know is it better that Nvidia GT 630
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September 20, 2012 7:20:43 PM

HD 6670 is DDR 5 .. will it support motherboard ?
I think only DDR 3 is supported
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September 20, 2012 7:22:16 PM

dhonphon said:
HD 6670 is DDR 5 .. will it support motherboard ?
I think only DDR 3 is supported



Mobo ram and gpu ram are totally different, they don't have to be the same.
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September 20, 2012 7:45:46 PM

dhonphon said:
thank you so much . now i understood. ok then i will go for HD 6670 :) 
just want to know is it better that Nvidia GT 630


GT 630 is slower and overprice than hd 6670.

I am running DDR5 hd6770 with DDR2 ram. No problem. Just dont worry. You will be fine with DDR5 hd6670 in your system.
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September 21, 2012 10:51:23 AM

my motherboard Expansion Slots:
1 x PCIe x16
1 x PCIe x1
2 x PCI
i mentioned the wrong one earlier.. sorry for the mistake.
is HD 6670 going to be ok with 1 x PCIe 1x16 ?
Or i have to buy the DDR3 version instead of DDR5
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September 21, 2012 11:55:56 AM

Either card will work. 1x PCIe x16 means that your system will support an add in graphics card.

The 6670 will be fine. The DDR5 version is faster, the DDR3 slower and cheaper.

Think of it like this. You can buy a car (Graphics Card) with either a 4 cylinder or 6 cylinder engine. The 4 cylinder (DDR3 version) has less power and is cheaper. The 6 cylinder (DDR5 version) has more power and is more expensive but otherwise the same car. Then think of your 1x PCIe x16 (Graphics Card Slot) as a 1 car garage. Regardless of which car you buy, you can still park it in your garage.
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September 21, 2012 12:15:36 PM

dhonphon said:
my motherboard Expansion Slots:
1 x PCIe x16
1 x PCIe x1
2 x PCI
i mentioned the wrong one earlier.. sorry for the mistake.
is HD 6670 going to be ok with 1 x PCIe 1x16 ?
Or i have to buy the DDR3 version instead of DDR5



95% change it will, 5% it won't. Not all 1.0 mobo's are compatible with the 2.1 standard from the 6670.

DDR version doesn't matter.
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September 21, 2012 12:16:52 PM

Think of it as a too small garage for your big ass car :heink: 
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September 21, 2012 12:20:05 PM

Best answer selected by dhonphon.
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September 21, 2012 1:33:01 PM

"95% change it will, 5% it won't. Not all 1.0 mobo's are compatible with the 2.1 standard from the 6670."

This board is PCIe 2.0. The "1 x PCIe x16" just means a single PCIe x16 slot functioning at PCIe 2.0.

So yes the card will work just fine.

Specs for this board .. http://www.game-debate.com/motherboard/index.php?mot_id...
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September 21, 2012 1:35:34 PM

Even better. If it is 2.0, go for it then.
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September 21, 2012 2:25:36 PM

Just a question that came to mind which can help the OP. Will his CPU bottleneck the 6670 for him to see any performance improvement?

Also what about the HD 6750 instead of 6670?
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September 21, 2012 2:33:45 PM

It will bottleneck a bit maybe with the 2.2 Ghz, so the 6570 will do so for sure. Also use a bit more power and i think the op might have a low power psu, didn't establish that yet anyway. ( got late in the thread )

He will definitely see an improvement though.
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September 21, 2012 2:36:18 PM

Just in case i would suggest dhonphon tells us what power supply he s got.
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September 21, 2012 2:54:51 PM

Yep.
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September 21, 2012 3:11:57 PM

A 6750 is faster but not within his budget of $70.

With the specs he listed on the system I doubt that the PSU is up to the task of providing additional power to a video card other than what is supplied through the motherboard.
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September 21, 2012 3:59:28 PM

my PSU is 400 watt
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September 21, 2012 5:01:30 PM

Enough for the 6670. :) 
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September 21, 2012 7:36:19 PM

If it is a quality 400watt then it will also works with 6770.
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September 21, 2012 9:25:49 PM

I second that 6770 is a nicer card but i dont its within his budget. 6770 comes at around 100$.

Its about the same as a 7750 if i am not mistaken.
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September 21, 2012 10:02:57 PM

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